Music Thursday, June 16th Words by: Mark Bowen

Leominster musician AKA George is Glastonbury bound

Music Thursday, June 16th

Leominster musician AKA George is Glastonbury bound

Leominster musician AKA George will play Glastonbury, gracing the BBC Introducing Stage on the Friday night.

He's not the only Herefordshire name on the bill - Ellie Goulding (who previously criticised big festival line-ups over lack of female acts) gets a look-in.

George Barnett, originally from Orleton, first appeared on BBC Hereford and Worcester's Introducing show five years ago, quickly becoming a regular on the station before getting airplay on R1 and R2.

"This genre-defying artist can simply be described as a true craftsman of his work," said Andrew Marston, H&W's BBC Introducing presenter.

"His music videos are equally epic; his cover of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' was released before the official single, resulting in George getting 6 million views in a week.

"You know you're onto a winner when there are Japanese schoolgirls doing YouTube covers of you doing a cover.

"A true gentleman and a remarkable performer."


Happy to announce I will be playing Glastonbury this year. @bbcintroducing stage, Friday 24th June

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